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WHY THE RIGHT WENT WRONG, by E. J. Dionne

"Why can't we all get along?" Or at least try. Politics today has become so poisonous that reviewing a well-known political book by a well-known political columnist and author is a form of blogocide. So be it. For any American interested in a history of the Tea Party's influence on conservative (Republican) policy, this book is a gold mine of information. All of it documented. It was published at the beginning of Donald Trump's rise, so his comments about that well-known figure are peripheral and brief. Click below for a bit more...
But the rest of it is there and, while his comments on a few occasions may infuriate some, will immerse you in the course of American politics from Goldwater to the present day. Neither party comes off so good. It's a 5.